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Research Associate in Carbohydrate-Active Metalloenzymes

Closing date: July 31, 2020

A position is available for a highly motivated and skilled Research Associate (RA, post-Ph.D.) to take a leading role in a project on the characterization of copper-containing enzymes in carbohydrate modification. The position will be held within the Michael Smith Laboratories (MSL) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), under the supervision of Prof. Harry Brumer. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in biochemistry or a closely related discipline, and at least 5 years of experimental post-doctoral research experience. Excellent theoretical knowledge and practical skills in recombinant bacterial and yeast protein expression systems, protein purification, protein biochemistry, and enzyme kinetic and product analysis are required. Candidates with specific experience in copper radical oxidases and lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases will be strongly favored. The project will involve international collaboration with diverse groups of structural biologists and fungal enzymologists. As such, excellent oral and written English communication skills, the proven ability to work as part of a team, and demonstrated project leadership capabilities including formal report writing are essential.

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